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County not at fault after Wichita man set himself on fire in Oklahoma

The Associated Press and The Wichita Eagle - September 8, 2018 10:49 am

(Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – A jury ruled that a Sedgwick County community mental health agency and a psychiatrist were not at fault in the death of a patient who set himself on fire.
The 55-year-old Wichita man, Allen Rouse, died in April 2015 after he drove through a security gate at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma, doused himself with a flammable liquid, and burned to death.
The Wichita Eagle reports the Sedgwick County jury reached its verdict Friday in a lawsuit against Comcare, the county community mental health agency, and Rouse’s psychiatrist, Lin Xu.
Comcare attorney Stephen Netherton said no one, including Rouse’s siblings, saw or heard anything to indicate Rouse intended to harm himself.
Rouse’s family’s attorney argued Rouse had not received effective medication or psychiatric care as his condition deteriorated.

 

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